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[ep-i-krey-nee-uh m] /ˌɛp ɪˈkreɪ ni əm/
noun, plural epicrania
[ep-i-krey-nee-uh] /ˌɛp ɪˈkreɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy. the layer of scalp formed by muscle and flattened tendon.
Entomology. the top of the head in insects, usually including the frons, genae, and vertex.
Origin of epicranium
First recorded in 1885-90; epi- + cranium Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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epicranium ep·i·cra·ni·um (ěp'ĭ-krā'nē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·cra·ni·ums or ep·i·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The structures covering the cranium.

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